According to statistics, more than two and a half billion cups of coffee are drunk daily in the world. An invigorating and delicious drink has won the hearts of millions of fans. And true connoisseurs are ready to pay considerable money for the privilege of drinking a cup of truly elite coffee.
Today in our selection the presents the most expensive sorts of coffee , able to satisfy the taste of any fastidious gourmet.
- 10. Yauco Selecto AA( $ 11 per pound - about 450 grams).
- 9. Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon( $ 24 per pound).
- 8. Kona Coffee( $ 34 per pound).
- 7. Los Planes( $ 40 per pound).
- 6. Blue Mountain( $ 49 per pound).
- 5. Fazenda Santa Ines( $ 50 per pound).
- 4. El Injerto( $ 50 per pound).
- 3. Island of St. Helena Coffee( $ 79 per pound).
- 2. Hacienda La Esmeralda( $ 104 per pound).
- 1. Kopi Luwak( $ 160 per pound).
10. Yauco Selecto AA( $ 11 per pound - about 450 grams).
One of the most rare and expensive varieties of Arabica is grown in the mountains of Puerto Rico at a height of not less than 100 meters above sea level. The aroma of coffee of this sort is distinguished by nut and chocolate notes.
9. Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon( $ 24 per pound).
This cultivar has been grown in Rwanda since 2004 for the famous coffee company Starbucks. The unique taste of coffee is distinguished by a fine sourness, as well as the aroma of spices.
8. Kona Coffee( $ 34 per pound).
This species of Arabica grows on the slopes of the Hawaiian volcanoes of Gualalai and Mauna Loa. Rich in minerals, volcanic soil and an ideal climate create all the conditions for the ripening of the fragrant Coffee Coon grains.
7. Los Planes( $ 40 per pound).
This coffee is grown on the plains of Los Plains in El Salvador. Connoisseurs celebrate his sweetish floral notes with a touch of cocoa. In 2006, at the prestigious Quality Cup, experts awarded this coffee 93.52 points out of a hundred possible.
6. Blue Mountain( $ 49 per pound).
This variety is grown in Jamaica. Blue Mountain is a favorite drink of the English Queen Elizabeth and the legendary James Bond. By the way, the flavor and mellow taste of this expensive coffee fell to the Japanese, who buy up about 80% of Blue Mountain grains.
5. Fazenda Santa Ines( $ 50 per pound).
The seeds of this expensive variety are collected by hand on the Brazilian plantations in Minas Gerais. The best Brazilian coffee has a rich flavor with citrus and chocolate shades. It is believed that this coffee is perfectly combined with cream.
4. El Injerto( $ 50 per pound).
Grow this sort of coffee in Guatemala in the town of Coban. A special taste of coffee contributes to the wet rainy climate of its growing places. This brand has won three times the Cup of Quality - in 2002, 2006 and 2007.
3. Island of St. Helena Coffee( $ 79 per pound).
St. Helena is famous for being the place of exile of Napoleon Bonaparte, who, by the way, appreciated the local coffee. The peculiarity of this variety is that only natural fertilizers are used for its cultivation.
2. Hacienda La Esmeralda( $ 104 per pound).
One of the most expensive varieties of coffee on the planet is grown in Panama in the town of Gesha. However, in order to increase interest in the product, the visionary planters called local coffee trees the enticing name "Geisha".Each grain of the variety Hacienda La Esmeralda is checked for defects and weighed.
1. Kopi Luwak( $ 160 per pound).
The most expensive sort of coffee comes from the islands of Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi. Its name was given to coffee from small animals - civet or Luwak, as the locals call them. Civets eat the ripe fruit of coffee, passing them through their gastrointestinal tract. Grains of coffee are not digested, are subjected to cleaning, drying and roasting. Enzymes, contained in the stomach of the civet, give the drink a special taste and aroma. Annually the market receives no more than 500 kg of Kopi Luwak.